Laser-triggered high-voltage plasma switching with diffractive optics.

  title={Laser-triggered high-voltage plasma switching with diffractive optics.},
  author={Margareta Ekberg and A. Sunesson and Mikael Bergkvist and Anders Gustavsson and Johanna Isberg and Hans Bernhoff and P. Skytt and J{\"o}rgen Bengtsson and Sverker H{\aa}rd and Marcus Larsson},
  journal={Applied optics},
  volume={40 16},
High-power lasers can be used to induce ionization of gases and thereby enable rapid triggering of electrical discharge devices, potentially faster than any devices based on mechanical or solid-state switching. With diffractive optical elements (DOEs) the laser light can conveniently be directed to positions within the gas so that an electrical discharge between two high-voltage electrodes is triggered reliably and rapidly. Here we report on two different types of DOE used for creating an… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, results, connections, and topics extracted from this paper.
1 Extracted Citations
0 Extracted References
Similar Papers

Citing Papers

Publications influenced by this paper.

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…